Workforce data

Public sector values and employment principles.

Workforce data

Public sector values and employment principles

The ARBV has embedded the employment principles as set out in section 8 of the Public Administration Act 2004 into its Human Resources Policies and Procedures Manual.

The manual’s employment policies and practices are consistent with the principles e.g., merit and equity with regard to selection processes to ensure that applicants are assessed and evaluated fairly and equitably based on key selection criteria and other accountabilities without discrimination.

Occupational health & safety

The goal of the ARBV’s Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Policy is to ensure all staff (and others) accessing the ARBV’s premises remain safe and healthy with a continued commitment to OH&S compliance, active risks and hazards assessment and control.

The ARBV’s target for 2022-2023 was for zero OH&S incidents leading to claims which was achieved. No incidents, hazards or near misses or lost time were reported during the 2022-2023 year.

The ARBV’s Workcover premium rate at the completion of 2022-2023 is 0.6115%. This is below the applicable State Government Administration industry classification rate of 0.6360%. ARBV’s performance rating of 0.961508 is 3.84% better than the industry average.

Workforce inclusion policy

The ARBV strives to provide an inclusive working environment where equal opportunity and diversity are valued, and that reflects the communities we serve. The ARBV ’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our policies and practices of valuing and supporting employees regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Due to the ARBV’s size (under 15 employees) the ARBV does not have formal plans or strategies in place, for example Disability Employment Plan, Gender Equality Action Plan for 2022–25 and Aboriginal Employment Plan 2020–26or targets for gender diverse staff, as adopted by larger public sector organisations.

Workforce data

The Architects Registration Board of Victoria employed 14 staff (10.0 full time equivalent) on 30 June 2023, compared to 14 staff (10.1 full time equivalent) on 30 June 2022.

Employees have been correctly classified in workforce data collections.

All employees, except executive officers, are covered by the ARBV Enterprise Agreement.

ClassificationNumber (headcount)FTENumber (headcount)FTE
Executive Officer1111
VPS 71111
VPS 621.343.4
VPS 542.130.6
VPS 410.610.4
VPS 354.143.6
VPS 20000


  • All figures reflect employment levels during the last full pay period in June of each year.
  • Excluded from workforce data; employees on leave without pay or absent on secondment, graduates, external contractors/consultants and temporary staff employed by employment agencies.
  • Ongoing employees includes people engaged on an open-ended contract of employment and executives engaged on a standard executive contract who were active in the last full pay period of June.
  • “FTE” stands for Full Time Equivalent.
  • The ARBV uses Victorian Public Sector (VPS) Salaries and Classification and Value Range Descriptors.